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m:lab By John Kieti / May 20, 2012

M-farm to launch price information mobile apps in June

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M-farm Limited will launch its brand new mobile applications for agricultural commodity price information on 5th June 2012 at Ole Sereni Hotel, Nairobi. The launch which will be officiated by Dr. Bitange Ndemo, Kenya’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication will be held in the evening of

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iHub By Jessica Colaço / May 18, 2012

First Wave Workshops for Pivot East Finalists

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Cross posted from the Pivot East Blog The 25 Pivot East 2012 finalists, on 10th May 2012, attended their first mentorship and coaching training at the iHub, Nairobi. The coaching session was on Effective Pitching .The finalist who will have to pitch to Investors, Venture Capitalists, judges, government officials and

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m:lab By John Kieti / May 15, 2012

Kopo Kopo grows out of incubation at m:lab East Africa

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For Kopo Kopo Inc, a Nairobi based mobile payment services startup, growth could not have been more rapid over the last 12 months. In August 2010, the company was formed, setting up base at the iHub co-working space in Nairobi beginning in early 2011. The company started with a skeleton

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m:lab By John Kieti / May 6, 2012

Using mobile tech to overcome post harvest challenges in horticulture – Wireless Wednesday Recap

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On Wednesday 25th April 2012, m:lab East Africa hosted the second Wireless Wednesday meetup in a series aimed at promoting the use of mobile technology in agriculture. The theme of the meetup was “using technology to overcome post harvest challenges in horticulture”. Mobile developers, entrepreneurs and other enthusiasts of mobile

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iHub By Leo Mutuku / May 1, 2012

Kenya’s Mobile Money Revolution: M-Pesa turns Five

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Safaricom’s mobile money phenomenon, M-Pesa, clocked 5 years, early this year on  March 6, 2012. These five years have seen M-Pesa grow from humble beginnings as a small unit, when it was started in Kenya by a Safaricom -Vodafone partnership, to a fully fledged department. To celebrate its five years

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